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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • usman rafi

        usman

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AKAK20001

          Patrick Naly

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            5 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Сделать более легкую версию на примере ShardDevelop. С# и VB только.

            Сделать более легкую версию на примере ShardDevelop. С# и VB только.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please fix your package management system

              I feel toward NuGet like I once did toward IE6. It is consistently the biggest fly in the ointment of my web development life. This is visual studio 2017, and yet I can predictably count on package restoration to fail in just about every use case scenario I run into. Hours of incredibly frustrating troubleshooting will follow, which ultimately defeats the purpose of package management.

              This needs to improve. I should be able to open one of your templates and just have it work, rather than spend hours troubleshooting NuGet.

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                0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for more than 2 Find Results windows

                  When working with a several million line code base 2 search windows is often not enough. My work around is to keep opening instances of VS if I want to keep my previous search results. It would be very useful to allow the user to add additional Find Results windows dynamically as needed (i.e. see Slick Edit IDE).

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Increase base performance efficiency of VS 2017 IDE

                    It takes 35.12 seconds to open VS 2017 and 5 seconds to close it.

                    Specs:-
                    Intel Pentium 4 530 with HT(1C/2T)
                    3 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM (1 GB+2GB modules)
                    Win 7 SP1 32 bit
                    1TB HDD
                    VS 2017 15.5.5

                    In comparison,
                    VS 2010 takes 5.71 seconds to open. And closes instantly.

                    In detail:-
                    The window of VS 2017 15.5.5 opens in 7 seconds, but it takes 37-45 seconds to get ready to open any dialog without making the window become unresponsive.

                    In particular, on the start page, there are three headings. The one that appears after 1 second is…

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                      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • comment désactiver mode de compabilité ; car fait des effet indésirable sur mon pc

                      comment désactiver mode de compabilité ; car fait des effet indésirable sur mon pc aider moi svp merçi

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                        0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a pdf viewer into Visual Studio

                        PDFs open as 'plain text' if put into a .sln. Since Edge can read pdfs, and you can read .docx, well?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a resource view in the "Select Tools" dropdown in Diagnostic Tools.

                            I like the heap tool, especially the call stack capability. We have a tool that does the same thing but it also supports hooking into all the Windows resource allocation APIs. How about adding resource allocation hooks and tracking DCs, bitmaps, icons etc., etc.. allocations?

                            This view should let me snapshot resources, execute code and snapshot resources again. Then I could examine outstanding resources, preferably by ordering a column based on resource type, and find the call stack that leads me to the allocating code in the application. This would make one of the hard things to debug - resource…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make debug target open on the same monitor as the IDE window running it

                              as title, when running multiple debugging sessions it can be confusing when everything comes up on the default monitor, it would be better to have each IDE default to using the monitor it is on.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • show a list of recently opened solutions in Solution Explorer when no solution is currently open

                                When you have no solution currently open, Solution Explorer is empty. Wouldn't it make sense to show a list of recently opened solutions? The user could click on one to open the solution. There should also be a message clearly telling the user that there is no solution currently open. There should also be a link allowing the user to easily open Source Control Explorer (when VS is connected to source control).

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Text translation via hover-over or right-click in the IDE

                                  I'd like to have the ability to select text within the IDE, and request instant translation. I am debugging through unfamiliar code written by someone else, with comments in a language I don't speak. Bing Translator is doing a fine job at translating them to English, but copy/paste between VS and the browser is tedious.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Pinned Tabs Export/import/Save for specific project

                                    It would be great for me and I'm sure for many others, to been able to export import save pinned tabs of a project in cases like mine where I have a project with 20-40 files and I have pinned some of them for some reason... The current cached pinned tabs system of VS it works when you reopen a project with pinned tabs but some times after a while (days, or months) Visual Studio gets crazy and cannot load the cached pinned tabs of that project. Also if you change folder name or path of the project then pinned…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please bring back the Illustrator import and Photoshop option in Visual Studio Blend 2017

                                      Please bring back the Illustrator and Photoshop import option in Visual Studio Blend 2017 that was in Visual Studio Blend 2013.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Rewrite your DTE code so that property references do not cause an exception.

                                        Rewrite your DTE code so that property references do not cause an exception.

                                        Example: if (dte.ActiveSolutionProjects != null){...}
                                        This throws a Com exception if no solution is loaded into the environment. Instead, as a property reference is should return a null value when ActiveSolutionProjects has no value. I can wrap this in an exception handler but that can become very expensive in terms of performance.
                                        A little bit of defensive programing on the VS DTE side of things would go a long way. Com Interop does not have to fail this way!!!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visualize source control to show the branches as a tree and not flat view

                                          The view should show sub-branchs as you have in a directory tree view, not flat.

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